Civil Rights

Lansner & Kubitschek has an extensive practice representing clients seeking damages in actions under 42 U.S.C. subsection 1983 for violations of their civil rights. We concentrate on cases arising out of the child welfare system. We represent families that have been separated as a result of unconstitutional actions by the New York City Administration for Children's Services (ACS) and its foster care agencies, seeking both damages and systematic changes. We also represent children who have been injured in foster care as a result of the failures of ACS and foster care agencies to provide a safe environment to the children.

Family Law

Lansner & Kubitschek represents clients in both traditional and extraordinary family law situations. We represent clients in all aspects of custody, visitation, and domestic violence issues, in both Supreme Court and Family Court. Our representation is guided by and geared to an individual client's needs and goals. Our reputation for aggressive advocacy serves clients in contentious litigation, while clients whose cases are amenable to settlement benefit from our pragmatic approach to resolving cases without acrimony.

We represent clients in Family Court who are facing charges of child abuse or neglect or who have children in foster care, and in administrative reviews for clients who have been reported to the State Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment, and for clients who are the subject of ACS investigations.

We also represent clients in interstate and international custody disputes.

Social Security
Lansner & Kubitschek represents clients in actions in the in the United States District and Circuit Courts. Usually, we represent clients who have been denied disability benefits, but we also handle cases in which retirement benefits are at stake. On rare occasions, we will represent clients at administrative hearings.
Appeals
Lansner & Kubitschek also represents clients on appeal in all of our practice areas, as well as appeals in other cases.